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All Grain Brewing / Are my grains still good?
« on: May 10, 2015, 10:55:57 AM »
I have a recipe kit that came with my recently purchased all grain kit.  The kit was bough mid January

They are milled, have been stored at 70-75 loose in a non vacuum sealed bag.


Still good to use or should I toss them?

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Equipment and Software / Re: Issues with BYO stir plate
« on: February 18, 2015, 02:28:02 PM »
The fan is spinning.  I tested it with a measuring cup with a similar glass thinness and base.  My flask is in the mail. 

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Equipment and Software / Issues with BYO stir plate
« on: February 18, 2015, 02:21:18 PM »
I recently built a stir plate with an old computer fan, a cigar box, and a magnet from the hardware store.  I tried testing it last night and it’s not working.  There is clearly a magnetic field, as the bar sticks to the spot on the box where the magnet is underneath, but when I turn it on, it doesn’t do anything.  The stir bar seems to slide to one side of the stir plate as pictured but I can’t get it centered on the magnet.  I’m wondering is the magnet is maybe too strong or maybe the fan is too slow or too fast.   

Anyone have any thoughts on what I might be doing wrong?

Here is a link to magnets I purchased

http://m.acehardware.com//product/index.jsp?productId=3633664






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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: C15L base malt?
« on: January 16, 2015, 01:42:49 PM »
That's good information.  I have never used it before. 

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: C15L base malt?
« on: January 16, 2015, 01:26:57 PM »
Here is what I came up with.  Thoughts?


Briess LME - Golden Light Extract   6.000 lb
Dry Extract (DME) - Light Dry Extract   1.000 lb
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L   8.000 oz
Honey Malt      8.000 oz

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: C15L base malt?
« on: January 16, 2015, 12:39:28 PM »
Maybe you guys can help me.  It’s a blonde ale.  It’s a tad on the sweet side but nothing crazy.  This is the response I got back from the brewery.

“We always give our recipes but don't give portions. The blonde ale has base, C15L and honey malts. One bittering addition of bravo hops and a clean ale strain.”

I am still an extract brewer but I was going to just convert the all grain recipe from them.  Unfortunately they didn’t list the base malt.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: C15L base malt?
« on: January 16, 2015, 12:33:38 PM »
I was trying to make a clone.  I emailed the brewery.  I miss read the email and thought they were saying C15L as a base malt.  That's why I didn't want to assume it was Crystal.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: C15L base malt?
« on: January 16, 2015, 12:28:02 PM »
That's what I thought...Thank you!

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / C15L base malt?
« on: January 16, 2015, 12:23:26 PM »
This is probably a really dumb question for most of you but I have a recipe that calls for C15L malt.  What is that?

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Water in canned pumpkin
« on: September 11, 2014, 12:46:10 PM »
This will probably seem like an easy one for most of you but I can’t get my head around it.  I have been reading that if you are going to brew with canned pumpkin, you should try to get as much of the water out as possible.  The reason being the high water content will lower your OG.  If you are extract brewing and adding top off water anyway, how does the water content of the canned pumpkin lower you OG?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast starter question
« on: August 06, 2014, 07:11:40 PM »
The yeast will be just over a month old by the time I get to brewing with it. I do not have a stir plate. It's not in the budget right now but I could certainly shake it up a few times a day.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Yeast starter question
« on: August 06, 2014, 01:51:44 PM »
I am going to be doing a beer in the next few weeks that has an OG of 1.070.  I will be doing a yeast starter for the first time.  Based on some online calculators it's telling me I need approximately 323 billion yeast cells for a 5 gallon batch.  By my math and the math of the same online calculator, that means I need a starter size of about 7 liters.  That is a huge starter....How is that even manageable?  Do I really need a starter that large?

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Equipment and Software / Anyone ever use the FastRack Fast Ferment?
« on: July 25, 2014, 03:17:59 PM »
This came in my AHA newsletter today.  Anyone ever use one?  It looks really cool.  $90 is a little steep but if it works as well as it looks, then it might be worth it.



https://thefastrack.ca/main/productinfo

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: incorporating fresh raspberries
« on: July 18, 2014, 10:39:31 AM »
Any thoughts on sanitizing?  Will a light rinse like I do before I eat them be enough? 

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: incorporating fresh raspberries
« on: July 18, 2014, 06:49:37 AM »
After 2-3 weeks you'll get everything out of the raspberries you can get. After that the flavor will start to fade slightly.

One thing to keep in mind with raspberries is that they will completely break down in beer and leave you with small bits of skin and seed that will clog your racking and bottling equipment and get into your bottles if you aren't careful. It's a real PITA to work with. You will need to secure something over the end of your racking cane/autosiphon to keep all that stuff in the fermentor.

Are you talking 2-3 weeks in the primary?

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